BlurryLaunch: remix the iOS app-launching animation

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BlurryLaunch is a simple new jailbreak tweak that adds a a smooth blur effect to the app-launching animation. The tweak, which is available for download free of charge from Cydia, includes several blur themes to add custom colors to the launch animation as well. Watch our video walkthrough to see how it works in action.

Once you install BlurryLaunch, venture over to the stock Settings app to configure the tweak’s preferences. Inside of the BlurryLaunch preference panel, you’ll find a kill-switch for enabling or disabling the effects of the tweak, and a themes panel. Inside of the themes panel, you’ll find half a dozen different themes to choose from. The themes include:

  • Cloudy Blue
  • Vibrant Green
  • Smoke White
  • Fuchsia
  • Vermilion
  • Gold Yellow

Although BlurryLaunch includes a respring button in its preferences to apply theme changes, as noted in the description on Cydia, you don’t actually need to respring to enact the changes. If you just wait a few moments after switching themes, or launch an un-launched app, then the theme should kick in to effect without necessitating a respring.

As stated at the outset, BlurryLaunch is a simply tweak, and it’s not going to add any additional functionality to your iPhone. But regardless of that, I like it. It’s free, which is a growing rarity these days; it’s easy to use, and its effects are fairly subtle.

What do you think about BlurryLaunch? Would you consider using it?